Claiming for Industrial Accidents
Employers have a duty to keep a workplace free of hazards, ensuring employee safety. Extensive Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) laws bind every workplace in Australia.
The laws cover provision of right safety equipment, making sure machinery is properly maintained, and providing the correct training.
When a business breaches these laws by failing to provide safety equipment and training, accidents can happen. When this does happen, you may be entitled to make no win no lose claim.
A compensation claim gives you the financial support you need to seek extra treatment, counselling and cover medical bills, or time spent off work.
That’s why Lawyers Direct Injury Specialists are here to provide victims of industrial accidents free, impartial advice. Call us on 1800 106 107
We promise to listen to everything you say, and can let you know whether we think you can make a claim – we won’t rush you into doing what’s next.
Claiming Won’t Put Your Job at Risk
You don’t need to worry about losing your job, or facing discrimination for making a claim. Workplace discrimination is unlawful and grounds for a claim at FairWork Australia.
You might also be worried that your claim will drain your company’s coffers and shutter the business. Don’t worry: all employers are required by law to have liability insurance, which covers claims such as these. Their insurance will pay, not the company itself.
It’s also important to remember that your industrial accident claim could prevent this injury from happening to your fellow workers again.
Causes of Industrial Accidents
Industrial accidents are all too common, but they can be prevented. There are many hazards in industrial workplaces, and the risks can be high if not mitigated with proper equipment and procedures.
Some examples of industrial accidents include:
• Machinery, vehicles, debris, or falling from a height on a worksite
• Faulty machinery accidents
• Tripping, falling, or being struck by objects
Doesn’t seem like you have a claim? You still may be eligible – call one of our experts to determine your no win no fee eligibility.
Suffering from an industrial injury may have meant you’ve needed recovery time off work. Not only can this leave you feeling isolated, it can add financial pressures to your stress.
Recovery time is important, and you ought not to feel you need to cut it short due to money. Your compensation will cover anything that’s left you out of pocket due to your injury, so you can focus on what’s most important – your own health.
Your lawyer will consider all costs caused by your injury. This can include:
• Medical treatment
• Prescription costs
• Travel costs
• Additional care
They’ll also consider your pain and suffering, and the impact your injury’s had on your social life, hobbies and those closest to you.
You can get in touch with us on 1800 106 107 and we’ll let you know whether we think you have a claim, and can guide you through the first steps. Not ready? Just call us for free and impartial advice.